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“Yummy and good for vegetarians”
Review of City Thai

City Thai
Ranked #227 of 718 Restaurants in Pasadena
Cuisines: Thai
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

It hard to find "authentic" Thai restaurants that will make dishes for you and hold the fish sauce, but this place was quite willing to do so. Lots of vege options on the menu. I was skeptical seeing only one other couple dining when we walked by, but took a chance and was pleasantly surprised.

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Reviewed 29 December 2011

Good food, great location, smack dab in Old Town, with very convenient parking.

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Reviewed 2 February 2010

Was surprised to read some of these reviews when I got back from this place. We went in on a Monday evening, had prompt and efficient service, and the food was excellent. Very reasonable prices too. Couldn't have been more of a contrast with our meal the previous evening in the Indian over the road. Will definitely be back and would recommend to others.

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Reviewed 17 November 2009

good. not the best... but good.

Thank BradleyMAltadena
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Reviewed 7 December 2008

This may be Old Town Pasadena, but this restaurant just was not good. Non existent service (other than coming once to give water and giving our dishes) and bad food. One can see how this restaurant is just by seeing how full it is. Compared to Cheesecake Factory which had lines going out the door, this restaurant was only about less than half full.
We ordered a tom yum soup, seafood fried rice, chicken pad thai, and tofu green curry. All the items were not very good, but the pad thai had a good flavor.
Tom Yum soup was just too salty. You could not really taste the lemongrass and the other herbs put into it. The seafood was not fresh at all= the shrimp was overcooked, and the seafood had a fishy flavor- not fresh. Lots of seafood- crab claws, scallops, shrimp, and also lots of mushroom. It came out pretty quickly- but all the other dishes came out later.
Seafood fried rice was pretty normal. It tasted like what I could have cooked at home! Unlike some other restaurants that put lots of flavoring into it this was plain. Nothing special really, and again the seafood was not fresh. And the serving size- for 13 dollars, this was BAD. So small! It may have been the big plate, but this and everything else didn't make our family full.
The pad thai was pretty good, but a little too dry. It was sitting out already before it got to our table. The noodles were actually stuck into a clump! There was some fried tofu in it. This was not one of the extra salty dishes. However, again, for 9 dollars, this was a small dish.
The tofu green curry was very good, but the saltiness again ruined the curry! I had to drink a lot of water after getting a bite of it. It had a plenty of veggies as well as firm tofu, but the saltiness just ruined the dish.
Our overall impression was just that this restaurant could not control their salt! Way too salty food, and bad service...which is why I'll rate this place 2/5.

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